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Sep 30, 2012 5:00am PDT
a wonderful defense of american style democracy, american exceptionalism, if you will. democracy isn't just about voting. it's not one person vote one time. it's a culture. it thooz involve free speech, part of which will be the right to voice opinions that other folks won't like and i thought the government should not be in the business of suppressing opinion. you heard that from a constitutional law profess sor. we have the most robust freedom of speech. speak up against it. before we had the first amendment, i got word in this month, the 225th anniversary of the year when the constitution was presented to the people. this audacious continental wide vote, not just vote, but amazing free speech experience. for one year, up and down a continent, the most wide open, robust, uninhibited free speech, intense opinions, no one dies. the whole year, you compare it to the french revolution or american revolution, proand against and that is the tradition that barack obama, i think wonderfully defended at the u.n. american exceptionalism. >> immaterial to ask with us being an outlier means we lose s
Oct 6, 2012 5:00am PDT
president obama for lack of regulation but we never got to hear a defense in the discussion about what's really hang around regulation, why we are where we are. that's what we're having here. but if that's not held out in presidential debates even if it's a complicated subject, to make the statements it's not something american people can use. >> i want to bring in congresswoman maxine waters, democrat of california and a member of the house committee on financial services. congresswoman you were instrumental in developing and writing dodd-frank. i wanted to get your reaction to mitt romney's critique of it during the debate. >> well, thank you very much. i was more than surprised listening to mitt romney distort dodd-frank. as a matter of fact, he knows better with qualified mortgages, it's so important that we have this feature that we passed in dodd-frank because what we're saying to the banks is this. they must be sustainable. they must be safe mortgages. you must verify the income. you must know about the debt. you cannot have risky features such as balloon payments and interest o
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